A Temporary Crown Still Needs Brushing and Flossing

Having a tooth restored with a dental crown typically requires two separate appointments at Dr. Lanier’s dental offices in Chesapeake, Virginia. The first appointment calls for Dr. Lanier to prepare an abutment by removing the remaining tooth enamel. This will eventually serve to anchor the dental crown in place of... Read more »

Compromised Teeth Might Need to Be Replaced by a Complete Denture

Chronic problems with your periodontal health and untreated cavities can severely compromise your teeth. In time, this could result in a mouth full of compromised teeth or voids left by tooth loss. In a situation like this, Dr. Lanier might recommend extracting your remaining teeth to prepare you for a... Read more »

Invisalign® Is an Effective Method for Correcting Minor Alignment Issues with Your Teeth

The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that nearly a third of American adults are dissatisfied with their smile’s appearance. Unfortunately, many adults are uncomfortable with the idea of having traditional braces installed in their mouth, and the overt impact it has on their appearance. One possible solution to both of... Read more »

A Toothache from an Untreated Cavity May Need A Root Canal

Cavities are formed when poor oral hygiene allows the bacteria in your mouth to establish a presence in the tooth enamel. If you are lax to seek professional treatment for a problem like this, the tooth decay will inevitably spread throughout and within the tooth. Once it establishes a presence... Read more »

A Removable Partial Can Restore the Lost Function of Your Missing Teeth

Losing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth can lead to a host of complications. Beyond the significant impairment to your ability to chew food, it can also cause you to slur your speech and it can affect your appearance and sense of self-esteem. Here at Crossroads Dental, our... Read more »

A Better Diet means Whiter Teeth

While you can’t stop freak accidents, you can lessen the likelihood of emergencies by taking some basic precautions. For example, wearing a mouth guard while playing sports is a great way to ensure that your teeth have the smallest possibility of being knocked out. Mouth guards also protect against chips,... Read more »

Same-Day Emergency Appointments

Dental emergencies rarely occur when we’d like them to, which makes the need for same-day emergency dental appointments all the more important. Luckily, our team at our office in Chesapeake, Virginia, offers same-day emergency appointment service to help you handle all of life’s unexpected twists and turns. What counts as... Read more »

Dentures vs. Crowns and Bridges

When your teeth need restoration work, you’ll be presented with a lot of different options. From dentures, crowns, and bridges, to implants and bonding, picking the procedure that’s best for you is a process that requires a lot of thought and consultation with your doctor at Crossroads Dental in Chesapeake,... Read more »

Your Toothbrush makes a Difference

Would you be surprised to learn that the type of toothbrush you use has a big impact on the overall quality of your oral health? If so, you're not alone. Plenty of people fail to make this important oral health connection. To help you better understand the importance of this... Read more »

You Need Oral Cancer Screenings

While it's not something you likely think about on a regular basis, the truth is that you need regular oral cancer screenings just as much as you need regular dental checkups. These cancer screenings can take place during your visits with your dentist here at Crossroads Dental in Chesapeake, Virginia.... Read more »